“My Mother's Last Goodbye”


Charlie "left my dear old homestead and went away to sea" after his parents tell him "let no false pride make you forget the loving ones at home," When he returns his parents have died. "My gold it had no joy for me for all its joys was fled"

Cross references


  • James McDermott, "My Mother's Last Goodbye" (on Voice12)


  1. McBride 20, "Darling Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9705
  3. BI, RcMMoLaG


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1980 (recording, James McDermott)
Found in: Ireland